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Center Checklists

Please use the checklists provided below to guide you through making your center facility decision process.

Centers Checklist

1.A.1 Primary caregiver attends “BAS Basics” training.

 
  
 
1.B.1 Primary and secondary caregivers are members of the Arkansas Professional Registry (PDR) and/or the ADE Registry.
 
  
 
1.B.2 Primary caregiver meets requirements for PDR Foundation 2 or higher.
 
  
 
1.B.3 Primary caregiver completes an ERS training.
 
  
 
1.B.4 Primary caregiver completes training on developmentally appropriate physical activities for children.
 
  
 
1.C.1 A developmentally appropriate daily program schedule is posted in each program area.
 
  
 
1.C.2 Caregivers develop and implement written daily plans for each group.
 
  
 
1.D.1 Facility completes a self-evaluation using the FCCERS.
 
  
 
1.E.1 Facility documents distribution of ARKids First information to families of uninsured children.
 
  
 
1.E.2 Facility shares with families information on child development and on children’s health.
 
  
 
1.E.3 Any medical and educational care plans involving a child are written and on file, and implementation is documented.
 
  

2.A.1 A program review is completed by a certified BAS assessor.

 
   
 
2.A.2 Strengthening Families video.
 
   
 
2.B.1 All caregivers maintain membership in the PDR Registry and/or ADE Registry.
 
   
 
2.B.2 Primary caregiver meets requirements for PDR Foundation 3 or higher.
 
   
 
2.B.3 Within the first year of employment at least 50% of secondary caregivers meet requirements for PDR Foundation 1 or higher.
 
   
 
2.B.4 Primary caregiver participates annually in 20 clock hours of approved professional development.
 
   
 
2.B.5 At least 50% of teaching staff complete “ELS Basics Training” training; school age staff should complete “Developmental Assets Training.”
 
   
 
2.B.6 Primary caregiver participates annually in at least 2 clock hours of training on nutrition for children.
 
   
 
2.C.1 All classrooms/program spaces have a minimum of two (2) clearly defined interest centers.
 
   
 
2.C.2 Written daily plans for each group include all areas of development.
 
   
 
2.C.3 Staff plan and implement daily developmentally appropriate physical activities for all children.
 
   
 
2.D.1 Facility scores an average of 3.00 or higher on the ERS for each classroom reviewed; classrooms reviewed with YPQA/YYPQA must score an average of 3.00 or higher.
 
   
 
2.E.1 Facility shares with families information regarding medical homes for children.
 
   
 
2.E.2 Facility shares with families information regarding stages of development for children.
 
   
 
3.A.1 The facility scores an average of 4.00 or higher on PAS items 1-21 (items 5 and 6 scored, but not included in average).
 
   
 
3.A.2 Strengthening Families Self-Assessment.
 
   
 
3.A.3 Facility develops a Strengthening Families action plan with at least 1 action step.
 
   
 
3.B.1 Administrator meets requirements for PDR Intermediate 1 or higher, including 45 clock hours of training in program planning/management and/or leadership.
 
   
 
3.B.2 Within the first year of employment all staff meet requirements for PDR Foundation 1 or higher and at least 50% of teaching staff meet requirements for PDR Foundation 3 or higher.
 
   
 
3.B.3 All administrators and teaching staff participate annually in 25 clock hours of approved professional development; for administrators, at least 4 clock hours must be in program planning/management and/or leadership
 
   
 
3.C.1 Program spaces have a minimum of three (3) clearly defined interest centers.
 
   
 
3.C.2 Staff maintain a portfolio for each child.
 
   
 
3.C.3 Facility develops a current written curriculum plan and daily plans that include learning goals for children.
 
   
 
3.D.1 Facility scores an average of 4.00 or higher on the ERS for each classroom reviewed; classrooms reviewed with YPQA/YYPQA must score an average of 3.75 or higher.
 
   
 
3.E.1 Facility shares with families information on nutrition and physical activity for children.